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How Long Shall I Use Belt To Reduce Tummy Postpartum?

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Posted on Mon, 4 Jul 2016
Question: Am now 8 months postpartum. Hw long shall I use belt to reduce my tummy. Am doing exercises in home. What type of workouts are best effective to tighten my tummy? Pls suggests a good tummy tucking belt
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Post partum exercise essential

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on Health care magic.

Let me emphasize on the fact that use of such belts would not help in reducing the additional fat and what you actually need is post partum exercise which ideally should have begun right after delivery. The use of belt is like applying talcum powder on your face in order to look fair; in reality it will not make any difference to your complexion.

Visit a physical therapist and learn the exercises that should help. Thereafter, continue to exercise daily.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (42 minutes later)
Sir
Thnx a lot
Am in residing in a small town. Here physiotherapist was not available. Would u pls suggest what type of workouts to do.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Straight leg raising should help.

Detailed Answer:
I understand and would try to help. Straight leg raising is the simplest and yet effective exercise that should help you. Google out for 'post partum exercises', 'postpartum exercise techniques' and 'straight leg raising' and you should get enough guidance on the matter. (I could describe them but could not provide images and hence thought of this to be a better idea).

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (30 hours later)
Sir
Thanks a lot. Ok sir will Google out and find the workouts and continue. Straight leg raises of single leg or double legs. Will u pls suggest some other workout names too. Shall I wear belt for support or don't. Shall I wear belt while working out.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Links provided

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing back.

The following links would clarify things for you:
http://www.babycentre.co.uk/a749/exercise-after-birth-the-first-six-weeks
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/post-natal-ab-training-fit-mommy-core-circuit.html
https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/postnatal-exercise-sample-workout
http://www.lifestyle.com.au/content/pdf/LYOU_Wk5_Post_baby.pdf

You need not wear the belt while exercising.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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How Long Shall I Use Belt To Reduce Tummy Postpartum?

Brief Answer: Post partum exercise essential Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on Health care magic. Let me emphasize on the fact that use of such belts would not help in reducing the additional fat and what you actually need is post partum exercise which ideally should have begun right after delivery. The use of belt is like applying talcum powder on your face in order to look fair; in reality it will not make any difference to your complexion. Visit a physical therapist and learn the exercises that should help. Thereafter, continue to exercise daily. Regards